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Protecting Indigenous Rights

According to Fresno City Council Member Miguel Arias, Fresno is the first city in California to make changes to its Municipal Code that end discrimination against Indigenous people. The amendment also [...] Continue Reading

The “Other” Incarcerated Japanese 

During World War II, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were taken by U.S. authorities and placed in concentration camps around the country. The government argued that these Japanese Amercans might [...] Continue Reading

Kidnapping of the Naganuma Family in Peru

“I was 20 months old when I arrived with my family at the Crystal City camp [in Texas], so I don’t remember those events,” said Kazumu Naganuma. “I learned about this experience thanks to my older [...] Continue Reading

Can the Police Be Trusted?

California Attorney General Rob Bonta came to Fresno on Sept. 12 and held a forum with Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer, a panel of community leaders and several grassroots community groups. The purpose of the [...] Continue Reading

The Rise of Black Studies

Beginning at Merritt College in Oakland in 1961, Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton organized the Negro History Fact Group, which was the first Black history course offered in higher education. The course [...] Continue Reading

“First They Came…” Again

We are again in a period of racist ultranationalism and right-wing extremism. It’s not the first one. We can choose to defend those who are under attack now. Or we can wait until the attackers come [...] Continue Reading